Jonathan Dover


“Tales from a Navajo Ranger”

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:40pm

The Navajo Reservation in Arizona had long had reports of strange goings-on beyond the scope of what ordinary law enforcement is trained to deal with, including ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and the shape-shifting creatures known as Skinwalkers. Rather than dismiss these cases, the Navajo Reservation assigned a special branch of their police department to look into them, consisting of a group of specially trained federal officers who also handle more mundane matters. Although paranormal reports account for less than 1% of cases, they are taken seriously and recognized as worthy of investigation.

Jonathan Dover will join us in April to share the inner workings of the Navajo Rangers, along with some of his most intriguing cases. Dover is a retired 31-year law enforcement veteran who has worked with the Winslow Arizona Police Department, the Navajo Historic Preservation Department, the National Park Service and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He was trained in Criminal Investigations and was an Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigator. He is also trained as an EMT, in SWAT operations, hazardous materials and Search and Rescue. He was an instructor in Police Firearms training and High Angle Technical Rescue. During his work on Navajo Nation lands, both he and his longtime partner, Stanley Milford Jr., were assigned over a period of 10 years to officially investigate and document significant cases involving Bigfoot, the Paranormal, Navajo Witchcraft, and UFOs.


Costa Mesa Senior Center

695 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa 92627

General Admission: $15

MUFON OC Members & Students with ID: $10.00

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